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Bruce Yardley appointed Chief Geologist

Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Chartership news

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes

Climate Change Statement Addendum

The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research

Cracking up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'

Critical metals

Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies

Déja vu all over again

As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...

Done proud

Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up

Earth Science Week 2014

Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014!  Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.

Fookes celebrated

Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports

Geology - poor relation?

When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?

Nancy Tupholme

Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.

Power, splendour and high camp

Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House

The Sir Archibald Geikie Archive at Haslemere Educational Museum

You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.

Top bananas

Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists?  The Science Council knows...

This month's issue
Volume 27 No 2 01 March 2017

Council Elections: Voting Now Open!

Check your email and post for voting information from Electoral Reform Services (ERS).

Trees and sky

Fire and Ice

Fancy climbing Africa's highest peak? Roger Scoon* tempts you with the geology of Kilimanjaro.


A New CPD System

John Talbot & Chris Eccles (Chartership Committee) set out the features of a new, simplified, less time-consuming scheme.

New CPD for 2017

In Anglesey with Henslow

Jack Treagus tours the beguiling isle with the Reverend Professor Henslow's Map and Memoir of 1822.

Henslow in Anglesea
Latest articles

Glaciovolcanism on Earth & Mars

This delightful monograph provides an excellent...


Earth History & Palaeogrography

Once in a while a book comes along which you kn...


'Volcanoes' exhibition

Volcanoes - An exhibition at the Weston Library...


Storm - nature & culture

This is seemingly an age of increasingly feroci...

Accreditation Officer Job

Elections to Council

Fellows will by now have received their voting forms.  Read here the statements from all candidates for Council, and President Designate.

Peach and Horne

Fossils and fish

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discovers the lesser known talents of Benjamin Peach


7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks

Malcolm Hart reports on the UNESCO 7th International Conference in Torquay, September 2016.


Books and Arts

Six new books reviewed by by Ted Nield, Rob Bowell, Daniel LeHeron, Mark Griffin, John Heneghan and Carle Leanne Washbourne.


Memoir 46 published

The President, Malcolm Brown, welcomes the Chilean ambassador and other dignitaries to Burlington House on the occasion of the publication of Memoir 46.


Letter: Whither the Great Awks?

Morris Hill wonders what ever became of the 'awkward squad' and whether it's time they came back.

Society Meeting 1830

The History of the Society

The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society. 


Online Book Reviews

2017 Book Reviews

Have a read, and if you're a Fellow consider reviewing one yourself.

May 2011

Geoscientist Archive

Look through previous Geoscientist issues from 2007 to the present.


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Book Reviews

Disaster Deferred - a new view of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (2012) by Seth Stein

Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.